David Bowie's Low (33 1/3)

David Bowie's Low (33 1/3)

Hugo Wilcken

"One day I blew my nostril and part my brains got here out."
Los Angeles, 1976. David Bowie is holed up in his Bel-Air mansion, drifting into drug-induced paranoia and confusion. keen about black magic and the Holy Grail, he is outfitted an altar within the front room and retains his fingernail clippings within the refrigerator. There are occasional journeys out to go to his good friend Iggy Pop in a psychological establishment. His most modern album is the cocaine-fuelled Station To Station (Bowie: "I comprehend it was once recorded in los angeles simply because I learn it was"), which welds R&B rhythms to lyrics that blend the occult with a craving for Europe, after 3 mad years within the New World.

Bowie has lengthy been haunted through the angst-ridden, emotional paintings of the Die Brucke move and the Expressionists. Berlin is their non secular domestic, and after a chaotic international travel, Bowie adopts this urban as his new sanctuary. instantly he units to paintings on Low, his personal expressionist mood-piece.

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